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Old 01-21-2006, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
hoopking33
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'97 Taurus sputtering, losing power

Hi All -- I have a '97 Taurus sedan, 60,000 miles. Sometimes, when I
hit the acceleration, the car sputters and has minimal power. Today,
when I was trying to make it up a steep hill, the car really struggled
to make it up and had an obvious loss of power. Any ideas what the
issue could be? Other times, the car drives fine; I've noticed it
tends to act up in cold/wet weather. I'm hoping it isn't an issue with
the tranny...

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Old 01-21-2006, 14:01   #2 (permalink)
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"hoopking33" <hoopking33@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1137877813.553574.324290@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hi All -- I have a '97 Taurus sedan, 60,000 miles. Sometimes, when I
> hit the acceleration, the car sputters and has minimal power. Today,
> when I was trying to make it up a steep hill, the car really struggled
> to make it up and had an obvious loss of power. Any ideas what the
> issue could be? Other times, the car drives fine; I've noticed it
> tends to act up in cold/wet weather. I'm hoping it isn't an issue with
> the tranny...
>

Most likely an ignition system problem. If it's not a SHO the coil pack or
wires. If it's a SHO any one of the coils or boots can be going bad. At 60k
it's bout time for a tune up.


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Old 01-22-2006, 00:01   #3 (permalink)
eastwardbound2003@yahoo.com
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Re: '97 Taurus sputtering, losing power

What are you talking about? Tune-up? My Taurus has 75,000 miles on it
and it runs just fine on origional plugs and wires/coil pack. I
maintain it true to the book/owners manual!

What are you? Working for a parts store or something?



East-

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Old 01-22-2006, 08:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: '97 Taurus sputtering, losing power

hoopking33 wrote:

> Hi All -- I have a '97 Taurus sedan, 60,000 miles. Sometimes, when I
> hit the acceleration, the car sputters and has minimal power. Today,
> when I was trying to make it up a steep hill, the car really struggled
> to make it up and had an obvious loss of power. Any ideas what the
> issue could be? Other times, the car drives fine; I've noticed it
> tends to act up in cold/wet weather. I'm hoping it isn't an issue with
> the tranny...
>


No codes?

Check fuel: filter(s), pump, regulator.

Rob
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Old 01-22-2006, 12:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: '97 Taurus sputtering, losing power


"hoopking33" <hoopking33@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1137877813.553574.324290@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hi All -- I have a '97 Taurus sedan, 60,000 miles. Sometimes, when I
> hit the acceleration, the car sputters and has minimal power. Today,
> when I was trying to make it up a steep hill, the car really struggled
> to make it up and had an obvious loss of power. Any ideas what the
> issue could be? Other times, the car drives fine; I've noticed it
> tends to act up in cold/wet weather. I'm hoping it isn't an issue with
> the tranny...
>



Replace fuel filter.


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